I'm looking for a -ness-like word that describes how centralised something is (say, a bee colony).

That is, a very centralised bee colony would have a very condensed hive, and a very decentralised colony might even be geographically disparate.

Example: "Level of centralizedness: very decentralized"

  • Does this word exist?
  • "centripetality"
    – Greg Lee
    Nov 23 '15 at 17:24
  • Mixing roots throws people so don't put 'ness' on a Latinate word, when a Latin form exists: Centralization is a better form, and might capture most of what you mean. Concentration literally means "how much something has (is with) a(/its) center", but it is now a very secondary meaning.
    – jobermark
    Nov 23 '15 at 20:55

"Level of centralization" is, I think, the most obvious option, although I think I prefer "degree of centralization" in most instances.

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